8×10 6 ft High Short Shed – Free DIY Plans

This step by step diy project is about diy 8×10 short shed plans. This shed is built on a 2×4 framing and it features a gable roof and double front doors. This shed’s overall height is 6 ft and it is ideal for the area with strict local codes. Moreover, I have designed sheds with many sizes so check them out, as well. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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Building a 8x10 short shed

Building a 8×10 short shed


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  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 93″long FLOOR
  • B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long FLOORING
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 8 pieces – 53 1/4″ long FRONT WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 9 pieces – 53 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 53 1/4″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 4 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x59 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x59 1/4″ long SIDING

  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 17 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
  • 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building a free 8×10 short shed



The first step of the project is to frame the floor for the 8×10 short shed. Cut the floor joists from 2×6 lumber at the right dimensions using a good saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and align the components with attention. Make sure the corners are right-angled and drill pilot holes through the rim joists. Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Place the joists every 16″ on center.

Floor sheets - 8x10 short shed

Floor sheets – 8×10 short shed

Next, attach the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets to the joists. Align the sheets with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result. Select the location for the shed and level it thoroughly. Lay and compact a 4″ thick layer of gravel. If you want to build the shed on a concrete slab, the shed will be even shorter than 8 ft.

Side wall frames

Side wall frames

Assemble the side walls from 2x4s. Make sure you cut the studs and the plates at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, making sure the corners are square and the edges flush. Use double plates at both ends of the wall. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.



Continue the project by assembling the front wall for the gable shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to frame the door opening.



Next, frame the back wall for the gable short shed. Assemble the walls on the shed floor, making sure the corners are square and that all joints are rigid.

Assembling the frame for the short shed

Assembling the frame for the short shed

Fit the side walls to the shed, as shown in the diagram. Insert 3 1/2″ the screws through the bottom plates into the floor of the shed. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Check if the walls are perfectly plumb and if the corners are square.

Side wall siding sheets

Side wall siding sheets

Build the exterior walls from 5/8″ T1-11 siding. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to make some cuts to the sheets so you cover the whole surface. Use 8d galvanized nails to secure the sheets to the wall frames. Align everything with attention and insert the nails every 8″ along the studs. Leave no gaps between the sheets.



This short shed has still a lot to offer because it comes with about 100 sq ft of storage space.

8x10 6 ft tall shed plans - back view

8×10 6 ft tall shed plans – back view

Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the roof and how to attach the door and the trims to the shed. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.



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